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Old 09-25-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
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gnome can't find the ip for my hostname

whenever i start up gnome and log in, it displays a popup that says it can't find the ip address of my hostname and suggest i go and include the host in /etc/hosts. that doesn't help. gnome and the internet works just fine, but this popup is annoying. first i had a dhcp hostname, different at all startups, and i switched it to a proper name which i like more. but the error remains.
Old 09-25-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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try out these posts, and if they don't help, do an LQ search for "gnome /etc/hosts" and you'll get a bunch of similar threads.

i've gotten that problem before on freebsd and editing /etc/hosts worked.

would you mind posting your /etc/hosts file and any other relevant info such as your hostname?


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